How to Schedule a Text on iPhone 13

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of forgetting to send important text messages on time? With the latest iPhone 13, you can easily schedule texts to be sent at a later date and time.

This convenient feature ensures that your messages are delivered when they matter the most. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of scheduling a text on your iPhone 13.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To get started, locate and tap on the Messages app icon on your iPhone 13’s home screen. The Messages app is represented by a green speech bubble icon.

Step 2: Create a New Message

Once you have opened the Messages app, tap on the compose button located at the top right corner of the screen. It is represented by a square with a pencil inside. This will open a new message window.

Step 3: Enter Recipient and Message Content

In the new message window, enter the recipient’s phone number or choose them from your contacts list by tapping on the “To” field. After selecting the recipient, it’s time to compose your message in the text input field.

If you want to emphasize certain parts of your message, you can use bold text. Simply enclose the desired text within <b> tags. For example, <b>Hello</b> will result in Hello.

If there are specific words or phrases that you want to underline for added emphasis, use underlined text. Enclose the desired text within <u> tags. For example, <u>Important</u> will result in Important.

Step 4: Schedule the Text

Once you have entered the recipient’s phone number and composed your message, it’s time to schedule the text. To do this, long-press the blue send button (represented by a paper airplane icon) located to the right of the text input field.

A pop-up menu will appear with three options: Send Now, Schedule, and Cancel. Tap on “Schedule” to proceed.

Step 5: Choose Date and Time

After tapping on “Schedule,” you will be presented with a date and time picker. Use this picker to choose the exact date and time when you want your message to be sent. Scroll through the options or tap on specific fields to set your desired date and time.


The scheduling feature allows you to choose any future date and time for sending your text message. This is especially useful if you want to send a birthday greeting or a reminder for an upcoming event.

Step 6: Confirm and Schedule

Once you have selected your desired date and time, tap on the “Done” button located at the top right corner of the screen. This will confirm your selection and schedule the text message for sending at the specified date and time.

If you change your mind or need to make any modifications, simply tap on the scheduled message in your conversation thread within the Messages app, and then tap on “Unschedule Message” in order to cancel it.


Scheduling texts on iPhone 13 is a convenient feature that ensures important messages are sent at just the right moment. By following these simple steps, you can easily schedule texts with added visual elements like bold text, underlined text, and more. Give it a try and never miss a timely message again!

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